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Angola: Cambambe Dam to Have Country’s Largest Power Substation

The Hydroelectric Dam of Cambambe (AHC) is being prepared to have the country’s largest power substation, an expectation that should be achieved on completion of the construction of the second plant.

This information was released Friday in Cambambe, northern Cuanza Norte Province, by the AHC project director, Alberto Carneiro, during the visit of the minister of Energy and Waters, João Baptista Borges, to the infrastructure.

Alberto Carneiro, who was speaking to journalists, said the substation will have three courtyards, the first with a capacity of 60 kilowatts (kw), the second with 221 kw and the third one with 400 kw.

Cambambe, northern Cuanza Norte Province
Cambambe, northern Cuanza Norte Province

“Technically, the dam is completed. Since the initial construction stage it was always set to produce up to 180 megawatts”, said the source.

To the 180 megawatts of power, there will be an additional 700 megawatts, which will be an increase of over 60 megawatts and that will make a total of 960 megawatts.

Source: AllAfrica


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